Issue N# 2 - 2007
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the larynx: A case report and review of the literature
Authors : Messaoudi C, Larouk R, Baili S, Noui B, Benchaoui M, Benkadri H, Belbekri F. (Constantine)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2007;128,2:97-100.
Article published in french
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Cylindroma of the head and neck, known as “cystic adenoid carcinoma”, begins more often at the expense of the all glandular structures of ectodermic origin, in particularly at the minor and principal salivary glands. However, the laryngeal localization is rare, by way of the low distribution of the accessory glands at this level. Objective: To study the clinical characteristics; anatomo-pathologic, treatment and results together with a review of the literature. Material and method: We report the case a 49 years old patient, without particular antecedent, and wither a sub-glottis tumour, presenting as a dysphonic. A biopsy is realized under general anesthesia, and the histopathologic results has been a laryngeal CAK, a radio therapy was also under taken, because the patient refused the surgery. Results: The patient is free of disease after six months of follow up. Conclusion: The laryngeal cylindroma is rare. The symptomatology does not show a proper characteristic, the diagnosis is a histological finding, and the natural evolution is marked by the very show development of this tumour, the onset of cervical lymphatic adenopathy. The local recurrence and metastasis. The surgical exercise, followed by radiotherapy seen to be the best treatment of choice.
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